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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 13, 2015.

North Korea uses anti-aircraft gun to execute defense chief

Intelligence from South Korea says that North Korea has executed its defense chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range – reportedly for sleeping during an event attended by Kim Jong Un.

[Read more from Reuters]

Crashed Amtrak train was going twice speed limit

Preliminary data shows the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia Tuesday night was going 100 mph – twice the speed limit for the curve it was in. Seven people have been confirmed killed in the crash.

[Read more from CNN]

CEO's got a 16% pay raise last year and now make 373 times more than the avg worker: http://t.co/Q1jllVipoa#CEOPay15pic.twitter.com/j7HvuhTT6V

— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) May 13, 2015

CEOs earn 373 times amount of ordinary workers

CEOs listed on the AFL-CIO labor union pay database earned $13.5 million on average last year – 373 times more than the $36,000 per year paid to the average production and nonsupervisory worker. It's an increase of 16 percent from last year.

[Read more from USA Today]

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Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth

A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'

Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.

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Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting

Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

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Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots

The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020,  resulted in one man's death.

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Election officials dismiss conservative group's complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar

The group alleged that she used campaign funds on her future husband's consulting firm.

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Reports: 6 names surface in Vikings' search for new head coach

Six names have surfaced Saturday in the Minnesota Vikings' hunt for a new head coach.

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Minnetonka approves mask mandate in emergency ordinance

The mandate officially goes into effect Monday night.

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Here are the snow totals from Friday's winter storm in Minnesota

There was a sharp gradient around the Twin Cities, with the highest amounts in southwestern Minnesota.

Mats Zuccarello

Zuccarello scores twice, Wild win third straight

A team effort helped Minnesota dispatch the Ducks.

Rep. Tou Xiong

State lawmaker Tou Xiong apologizes after driving under the influence

The state representative was pulled over on the night of Jan. 8.

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Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test

The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.

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Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'

The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.

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